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The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan
The Twentieth Wife

noneko, August 28, 2006

"Based on the life of an actual empress of the Mughal empire, the woman for whom the Taj Mahal was built, "The Twentieth Wife" blends historical reality with the rich imaginings of a fairy tale, providing a fascinating portrait of one woman's defiant life behind the veil."

I would caution readers that this synopsis is not correct. The Taj Mahal was built for the wife of the son of Jahangir, who happened to be Nur Jahan's neice. Just wanted to make that clear.

I enjoyed this book a lot, but I felt that it was more summer reading. There isn't much meaningful about it, but then again, there doesn't need to be. It's a love story, pure and simple, and it's a very good one at that.
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